SCUNTHORPE have named Ryan Kinsley as their first confirmed starter for 2022 – for his second spell with the club.
Kinsley spent his debut Championship campaign with the Scorpions two years ago but missed out on an immediate return as youngster Jordan Palin was already earmarked for that position.
Promoter Rob Godfrey said: “Our faith is in Ryan; he fits with what we want to do with the team, which will become more apparent once we have released the names of more riders.”
“Ryan didn’t enjoy a good season in 2021. A lot of that was out of his control such as when his van was stolen. Plus, for much of the season, he wasn’t getting a lot of outings, which is so crucial for younger riders.
“But we know he’s a talent. When he previously rode for us in 2019, he did very well for a rider in his first year at this level – he claimed some good scalps around the Eddie Wright Raceway. It was a no-brainer to bring him back and it was Ryan’s first choice too.”